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NON-CONVENTIONAL ENERGY
Govt mulls blending biogas with natural gas
This will increase the share of alternate fuel in the total energy mix. More

CHILDREN & PARENTING
Child development
UNICEF EFFORT: Mr Michel Saint Lot, State Representative, Unicef, Mr Cecilio Adorna, Country Representative, Unicef India, and Ms Ranjini Srikumar, Principal Secretary, Dept of Women and Child Development of Karnataka, at the Karnataka State ... More

COURTS/LEGAL ISSUES
Drug cos oppose cost-based pricing
Policy finalisation may be delayed More

FOREIGN TRADE
India offers Qatar stake in Petronet
Stock surges 20 pc; Govt seeking 10 mt additional LNG More

Ministry proposes full border trade with Myanmar at Moreh
The Union Government is actively considering a proposal from the Ministry of Commerce to convert border trade with Myanmar at Moreh land custom station in Manipur into full-fledged trade, subject of course to a small negative list. The Manipur ... More

S. Australian delegation to visit India
A business delegation from South Australia, led by the Premier of South Australia, Mr Mike Rann, would be visiting India towards the end of October this year, according to Ms Jane Lomax-Smith, South Australian Minister for Education, Tourism, ... More

HEALTH
Preventive step
School students sporting full sleeves and long pants, as a precautionary direcitve from the Health Ministry to prevent the spread of `Dengue' in New Delhi. ... More

INFRASTRUCTURE
Maharashtra signs MoU with Gulf Finance House
For setting up integrated energy business district near Mumbai More

`There are safeguards to prevent real-estate profiteering from SEZs'
The Board of Approval for SEZs is aware of concerns of the farm sector and State governments have also been sensitised about adequate compensation for farmers. — MR GOPAL K. PILLAI, COMMERCE SECRETARY More

Foundation laid for western freight corridor
`Rlys must consider linking southern region too' More

PETROLEUM
ONGC gives cos a year to upgrade offshore fleet
Vessels must be fitted with Diagonal Positioning system and modern fire-fighting equipment. More

Cairn Energy starts drilling in Ravva field
Cairn Energy has launched its nine-month long drilling campaign in search of oil and gas in the Ravva field offshore Andhra Pradesh. It hopes to have a plateau production of 50,000 barrels of oil per day until the end of 2007. The company, ... More

POWER
Unbundling of KSEB not on: Shinde
The Union Minister for Power, Mr Sushilkumar Shinde, has said the Kerala Sate Electricity Board (KSEB) can improve transmission and also hope to check power theft through its reorganisation. While wholesale unbundling was not advisable, ... More

DVC comes under regulated power tariff regime
State-owned Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC), which so far had autonomy in fixing power tariffs, will now have to approach the State and central electricity regulators for the purpose. The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) today ... More

TAXATION
Service tax likely for IMFL distillers
Distillers engaged in the manufacture of Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) of various brands on job work basis may have to fork out service-tax on the `job charges' received by them from brand owners. The Finance Ministry has taken a view that ... More

SSI
Plan to introduce IT among SMEs
Public-pvt partnership to involve CII and Microsoft More

COAL
Cabinet okays revival package for ECL
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has cleared a rehabilitation package for Eastern Coalfields Ltd (ECL) — a wholly owned subsidiary of Coal India Ltd (CIL). Briefing media persons, the Union Finance Minister, Mr P. ... More

TERRORISM
Who's the victim?
Militancy has left J&K with an estimated 40,000 widows. But government help is selective and arbitrary, adversely affecting many families. More

EDUCATION
Management education in for strategic shift
ISB sees big opportunity in customised courseware for corporates More

University status for TERI School
The TERI School of Advanced Studies will be called the TERI University from Thursday. Set-up as the TERI School of Advanced Studies in 1998, the institution was recognised as a deemed university by the University Grants ... More

FOODS & FOOD PROCESSING
Sweet time
VERMICELLI STRANDS being rolled at a home in the old city of Hyderabad on Thursday. Vermicelli is the main ingredient of `sheer-khorma', a delicacy savoured during Ramadan. A month before the Idd festival, scores of families get busy making the ... More

REAL ESTATE & CONSTRUCTION
SVP Builders to develop properties in Ghaziabad
Real estate player SVP Builders India Ltd has announced two projects worth Rs 635 crore to be developed in Ghaziabad. The projects include a 23-acre residential complex `Gulmohar Greens' and a commercial complex `The Opulent'. Gulmohar Greens ... More

INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS
FAPCCI annual awards
The Federation of Andhra Pradesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FAPCCI) has called for entries for its annual awards for the year 2005-2006. Addressing a press conference here on Thursday, Mr Atluri Subba Rao, Senior ... More

READYMADE GARMENTS
Brandix Apparel Phase I makes financial closure
The first phase of the Brandix Apparel Park coming up at Visakhapatnam has achieved financial closure. Barring environmental clearances, the necessary approvals for the proposed textile special economic zone planned by the Sri Lankan firm ... More

AEPC to set up international mart
The Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) is setting up an Apparel International Mart in Gurgaon, consisting over 400 showrooms, at a cost of Rs 60 crore. The mart will be a one-stop sourcing venue for foreign buyers with ... More

RURAL DEVELOPMENT
Nabard scheme for SHGs
The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard) will launch a programme enabling self-help groups (SHGs) to avail themselves of credit from post offices, according to a press release from Nabard. Through an ... More

HUMAN RESOURCES
IT's a woman's world
Women are a major force in the country's booming outsourcing sector, which makes extra efforts to woo and retain them. More

Cos urged to recruit retired army officers
To fill posts of independent directors on their boards More

EVENTS
Stress on measuring `intangibles' in company's growth
Conventional methods of accounting are inadequate to measure a company's development. Finance professionals need to bring in methods for measuring intangibles such as brand value, intellectual property and human resources, in order to reflect the ... More

PM favours opening up of legal sector
High level group soon to help sustain service sector competitiveness More

AIMA convention from today
The All India Management Association (AIMA) will hold the 33rd National Management Convention on October 6-7 at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi. The theme of the convention would be `Managing the Future' and would address issues faced by the Indian ... More

Moroccan investment meet
The Moroccan Investment Board is organising an international conference, `The fundamentals of investment', to bolster foreign investments in that country. Around 1,000 participants are expected to participate at the conference, ... More

EXPORTS & IMPORTS
Wheat imports keep Chennai, Tuticorin ports busy
More

Wheat: The worst may not be over yet
Imports may prove to be a costly affair as prices rally More






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